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something nice [Dec. 5th, 2004|10:34 pm]
muhammadali
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"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am -a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breath deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards."
- Edward Abbey -
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From: hm_chatch
2004-12-05 08:47 pm (UTC)
so apt. what book is that from? monkeywrench gang?
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From: haydukesamerica
2004-12-05 09:24 pm (UTC)
edwardabbeyedwardabbeyedwardabbey!!! I love you for quoting that man! my favorite novelist, and one of the middle-aged men I fetishize: 'haydukesamerica' stems from two of his most famous books. The quote, i'm guessing, is not from a novel but from one of his essay collections. Wow, I'm just not gonna get over the fact that you quoted Edward Abbey. I mean, never. Wow.
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[User Picture]From: muhammadali
2004-12-06 03:38 pm (UTC)
He is a genius who absolutely deserves his spot in the Middle-Aged Hall of Fame. I need a copy of this quote to keep with me at all times. I'm obliged to say that it was handed to me by my friend Laura from Oregon, one of my other favorite people of all time, who always emails me insightful quotes out of inspiraton.
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